Softbank denies Apple iTunes mobile phone rumor

“Softbank released a short statement today describing the reported Apple iTunes mobile phone plans as guesswork by the media. On May 13th the Japanese Nihon Keizai Shimbun Saturday Morning edition reported that Apple and Softbank would develop a mobile phone that has a built-in iPod digital music player,” I4U News reports.

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17 Comments

  1. first!

    . . . . . . but I really haven’t much to say

    except the rumor mills are getting out of line – and now companies have to release statements because the rumors may begin to affect their stock negatively

  2. The other Mark –

    I agree with you here. That was not exactly a strong denial of the rumor. It was more like a child caught in a cookie jar denial.

    With stocks fluxing wildly with the Fed and Oil news..one would think they would want to distance themselves from rumors that could not possibly be true.

  3. “It is rather far fetched that Apple would do such a local deal. I mean sure Apple would do another ‘cripled’ iTunes phone deal as they did with Motorola, but they would not co-develop with anybody an iPod killer.”

    Cripled? Cripes! Are iPod killers trained to be killers or are they born that way?

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